Details: $25-30 per hour dependent on experience
538 Ninth Street Suite 200
East Bay Housing Organizer–
Start: By As Soon As Possible Finish: November 30th
Supervisor: Rev. Sophia Dewitt, Program Director
Time: minimum of 10 per week, average of 30 hours per week
Rate: $25-30 per hour dependent on experience
East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) is the leading affordable housing advocacy organization in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. We create, preserve and protect affordable housing opportunities through education, advocacy and coalition building. This dynamic non-profit membership organization, with a staff of eight based in Oakland, includes more than 500 organizations and community leaders advocating for affordable housing development and preservation at the local and regional levels. EBHO's broad-based membership includes non-profit affordable housing developers and architects to homeless and housing advocates, affordable housing residents and resident councils, tenant advocates, community and interfaith organizations and more.
This year, we are taking a leadership role in education and field work on several November 2018 state ballot measures for affordable housing, especially Proposition 1, the Veterans and Affordable Housing Act. We are seeking a temporary organizer to help with outreach, presentations, and relationship building to further Proposition 1, other ballot measures, and EBHO’s overall advocacy for affordable housing and housing justice with a focus in Contra Costa County, with occasional work in Oakland and other parts of Alameda County.
EBHO is seeking a part-time organizer to work 30 hours per week with a schedule based on presentations across Contra Costa County, as well as occasional work in Oakland and other parts of Alameda County. The organizer will provide voter education presentations to a variety of organizations, resident-groups, associations and coalitions in the context of the Statewide Housing Bonds (Propositions 1 & 2), with occasional work as well on Proposition 10, the Costa-Hawkins repeal. The organizer will also work to further EBHO’s existing relationships with community organizations, elected officials, and residents in the County, building momentum for current and future housing campaigns. The organizer will likely do some work remotely as well as spending some time in our Oakland office to coordinate with other staff.
· Provide 5 minute to one hour presentations on voter education and the Statewide Housing Bonds to diverse audiences.
· Support and coach EBHO Resident Leader Housing Ambassadors as co-presenters.
· Support logistics of presentations when necessary, including follow-up calls and scheduling, for resident presentations and their own.
· Adapt and improve existing presentations and materials as needed
· Collect sign-in sheets, voter pledges, and other key information from presentations, and enter it into EBHO’s database.
· Work closely with EBHO Program Director, Lead Organizer, and other EBHO staff and partner organizations as necessary.
· Outreach to organizations and agencies to make presentations
· Support for campaign work in Alameda County as available and needed
· Prior experience providing presentations and doing community outreach to a diversity of audiences.
· Demonstrated commitment to racial and economic justice, affordable housing advocacy, and community organizing.
· Electoral or campaign work a major plus.
· Language skills, especially Spanish, a major plus.
· Experience and/or connections in Contra Costa County a plus.
· Detail-oriented, well-organized, flexible, patient, a quick learner and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and professional team environment.
· Excellent computer and internet skills, including Power Point, spreadsheets, word processing and database experience.
· Strong verbal and written skills to communicate effectively with people from a wide range of backgrounds.
· Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, and to handle multiple projects and priorities.
· Experience using databases such as Salsa, Sales Force or other a plus.
EBHO is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other category. We proactively work to ensure that our staff is representative of and responsive to the communities in which we work. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ people, people of different levels of physical ability, and all qualified persons to apply for this position.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Rev. Sophia DeWitt at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “East Bay Organizer”. Position is open until filled but we are looking to hire quickly so early applications are helpful.
Minimum Education Required